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May 15, 2023

Does Everyone with Endometriosis Need Surgery?

with podcast guest

Katie Edmonds


Katie Edmonds is a Nutritional Therapist, Paleo Autoimmune Certified Coach, creator of the popular blog Heal Endo, and author of the 4-Week Endometriosis Diet Plan and Heal Endo: An Anti-inflammatory Approach to Healing from Endometriosis. After putting her endometriosis into remission, something she never knew was possible, Katie has developed education and offerings around a research-backed diet and lifestyle shown to help heal the chronic inflammation and immune dysfunction that those with endometriosis experience.

In this episode, Katie and I talk about her experience of “unraveling by endo,” how she put her endometriosis into complete clinical remission, why endo is so misunderstood, why surgery isn’t a viable option for most people with endo, how you can start to support your immune system and improve your symptoms, and so much more!


  • Katie’s experience of “unraveling by endo”
  • The recognition that endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease and it’s not caused by estrogen
  • How Katie put her endometriosis into remission
  • Why endometriosis is such a misunderstood disease
  • The problem with all the one-stop-shop strategies for endometriosis
  • How endometriosis develops “like a story”
  • Factors you need to address to stop the story
  • Understanding how oxidative stress impacts endometriosis
  • Key differences between the two types of surgeries for endometriosis
  • Why surgery isn’t a viable option for most people with endo
  • Endometriosis is a quality-of-life issue, and it’s not always progressive
  • Why Katie wants people to start treating endo like cancer
  • How you can start to support your immune system
  • Breaking a common myth around iron and endo
  • Katie’s message for women who feel like they’re struggling with endo


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